Friday Headlines: September 30, 2016

Friday Headlines, September 30, 2016

THE LATEST IN THE GEOSCIENCES

Today’s round-up:

Iceland is gonna blow… Again

A 56-million-year-old impact

The reptile with anteater hands

Heavy earthquake activity in Katla volcano, high conductivity in glacier rivers

Iceland is on a major lithospheric plate boundary. It’s about to be split again!

Glass bits, charcoal hint at 56-million-year-old space rock impact

Papers at a professional meeting this week suggest that the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) may have been triggered by an impact event.

Yale study: Extinct animal was like an anteater with a scary claw

But this extinct animal was a reptile. It’s similarity to the adorable silky anteater suggests that it too was an insect-eating animal.

Read the original paper here.

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